Carolina Horse Park’s Painted Ponies have made their downtown debut, each of them claiming a spot on both sides of Broad Street. Maybe you’ve driven past one, or maybe you’ve snapped a selfie — regardless, these works of art are hard to miss.
ICYMI: The Painted Ponies are fiberglass horses that are painted by local artisans. Southern Pines businesses sponsor these ponies, and until spring, they remain on display. The Painted Ponies will be rallied up in April and sold at an auction that benefits Carolina Horse Park.
If you want to pick and choose what pony to see IRL, here’s a list of all 15, their names, sponsors and where to find them. If you live like a hermit (no judgement) or don’t want to make the trek downtown, here’s what you’re missing.
Location: The Mews. 280 NW Broad St.
Artist: Linda Nunez, CARO
Sponsors: Audrey Wiggins, BHGRE Lifestyle Property Partners, Opulence & DUXIANA of Southern Pines
Born for Roses
Location: 220 NW Broad St.
Artist: Tanner Jensen
Sponsors: Glenda Kirby – The Amazing Grace Farm, Dreher Financial Partners
Location: Southern Pines Welcome Center, 235 NW Broad St
Artists: Shelly Turner – Cooper & Craft, Vicki Kelley
Sponsor: Twin Gates Farm
Braving the Storm
Location: DAHR, 168 NW Broad St.
Artist: Larissa Lycholaj, Windy Hill Creative
Sponsors: DAHR, Windy Hill Creative
Horses and Hounds
Location: The Country Bookshop. 140 NW Broad St.
Artist: Eugene Fletcher
Sponsor: FirstHealth of the Carolinas
Location: The Leadmine. 122 W Pennsylvania Ave.
Artists: Rachel Chick Prieto, Andrew Prieto
Sponsor: Southern Pines Equine Associates
Locatioon: Southern Pines Water Dept. 180 SW Broad St.
Artist: Darlene Ivey
Sponsors: Phreestyle Equestrian Artwork, English Riding Supply
Greetings From Southern Pines
Location: Cabin Branch. 232 SW Broad St.
Artist: Vanessa Grebe Fine Art
Sponsors: Truist, Cabin Branch Tack Shop
Reflections of Tiffany
Location: 125 SE Broad St.
Artist: Sue Byrd
Sponsors: Moore Exposure, Railhouse Brewery, Aberdeen Supply Company
Location: Casino Guitars. 115 NE Broad St.
Artist: Skylar Simmons
Sponsors: Casino Guitars, The Neon Rooster
Location: Bell Tree. 161 NE Broad St.
Artist: Jerome “Jerry” McMillan
Sponsor: NC State College of Veterinary Medicine
Location: Ashten’s. 140 E New Hampshire Ave.
Artist: Merry Scotland
Sponsors: Ashten’s Restaurant and Bar, Duncraig Manor & Gardens
Barbaro — 2006 Kentucky Derby Winner
Location: 219 NE Broad St.
Artist: Tiffany Teeter
Sponsor: Front Runner Realty Group
Ode to NC
Location: Eye Candy. 275 NE Broad St.
Artist: Cassidy Oeltjen, Studio Trouvaille
Sponsors: Valkyrie Sporthorses, Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique, Assertive Professionals
Location: NorthState Insurance. 580 SW Broad St.
Artist: Kirstee Haynes – Freedom Fox, Ltd.
Sponsor: NorthState Insurance & Advisors